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Railway Viaduct Across River South Tyne, Coanwood

Description: Railway Viaduct Across River South Tyne

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 240245

OS Grid Reference: NY6749258363
OS Grid Coordinates: 367492, 558363
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9189, -2.5087

Location: Coanwood, Northumberland CA8 7LQ

Locality: Coanwood
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: CA8 7LQ

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Listing Text

In the entry for the following:


6/126 Railway viaduct across
River South Tyne

The building shall be upgraded to grade II*.



6/126 Railway viaduct across
River South Tyne


Railway viaduct 1852. Probably by Sir George Barclay-Bruce. Stone, some minor
repairs in brick. From north-east to south-west 3 arches, a lower and narrower
arch flanked by broad pilasters, 9 large arches. Rock-faced piers, 3 in river
with triangular cutwaters; heavy imposts, semicircular arches with chamfered
arch rings. Row of block corbels immediately below the parapet, which has sloped
coping and terminates in low pyramidal caps. A spectacular viaduct reaching a
height of over 33m. above the river, and forming an important feature in the
landscape. For the Alston Branch of the Newcastle Carlisle Railway

Listing NGR: NY6749258363

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Source: English Heritage

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